I made the switch to CFL bulbs some time ago. The other thing I did was to replace 2 heat pumps back in December.
I don't have my house lit up like a Christmas tree. I keep most of the lights off in rooms when I'm not in them.
I have one of those things that does something to the hot water heater. Mom had it installed. I get a credit every month on the bill because of it. I pay a fee monthly for a light in my yard. I pay a fee monthly for surge protection. I did the surge thing after Mom went into the nursing home. The light gives me peace of mind; I can tell if the electricity is working as I drive down my street. Since I lose electricity to car accidents hitting light poles, etc., I like seeing if I'll be going into a dark house or not.